May 6, 2015 by in category Story tagged as , , with 4 and 6

We help where other services fail!

We were contacted by a man the other day who was in a very difficult position. He was from Bolton but someone had told him to contact The Horwich Hub. I have been speaking to him for the last few days on the phone and learnt his story. When he called us he was homeless living in a doorway but with our help he managed to get a place in a hostel and has now been offered a bedsit. He had a choice with grant voucher of food or white goods but he was told he couldn’t have both!

He was unaware that he wouldn’t get support with food if he was making every effort to improve his life. His payments weren’t backdated and what he was given he had to pay out. With help from The Horwich Hub we have now sorted it out for him to get a warm meal from Boltonshelping hands a few times a week, I have done a parcel with some food I had from my cupboards and some rice and noodles donated by one of our donators Billa. Billa Ahmed has also given this man £20 to help him out, extending his open hand and helping this vulnerable man.


After all this the man has just text us and said we have really helped him out. We then went round to his hostel and dropped the other £40 off to the couple and the man was in tears as he wasn’t expecting it. This problem is widespread and services are failing people who are trying to help their self.

Emma talks about her life

About This

One of the founders of The Horwich Hub, Emma, knows what this man has been through first hand. In this video she talks about what she has been through and why she wants to help others. If you are able to help then please consider donating to us, or offering some of your time. We offer a wide range of services so we can use anything you can donate, not just cash.

If you have been affected by anything in this post then please don’t hesitate to contact us and see what we can do for you.



  • kelly knowled
    on May 27, 2015 Reply

    Absolutly brilliant emma ☺xx

    • Author
      on August 10, 2016 Reply

      Thank you Kelly really appreciate you support xx

  • Susan kinsley
    on April 26, 2016 Reply

    Just cannot find words to say.. your all amazing

    • Author
      on August 10, 2016 Reply

      Thank you susan your support and everyones kind words means everything to us because we know its doing the work its meant to, which is improving and enhancing lives xx

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